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Interdivisional courses

Courses that complement any discipline

At St. Norbert college, our interdivisional courses are those that don’t apply to just a single division. Instead these courses are designed to help you improve your skills, integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines, or apply what you’ve learned to real-life work scenarios.

Build valuable skills

Transitioning to college can be challenging! Suddenly, you’re expected to write research papers, balance new demands on your time, and learn how to navigate the ins and outs of college studies. Our interdivisional courses can help you feel more confident at SNC!

Integrate learning across disciplines

Create a foundation for how the disciplines you study connect to each other as part of SNC’s liberal arts framework.

Formalize a non-credit internship

Found something that interests you and want to explore it more thoroughly via an internship? Or is your passion helping ESL students reach their full potential? Take the next steps with SNC’s exciting upper-level interdivisional courses.

Interdivisional Studies

This course helps students develop and discipline their powers of written communication. Students will learn about the composing process – planning, shaping, writing, revising, editing and proofreading – and how to apply this process to a series of college writing assignments that include personal narratives, informational summaries, persuasive essays and documented research essays. IDIS 100 can be taken as an elective by students who feel a need for a composition course. The course is required for students who demonstrate a need for a college writing course (as determined by a timed writing sample, college admission scores and high school record).

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This course is designed to increase students’ success in college by assisting them in obtaining necessary skills to reach their educational objectives. Topics in the course include time management, study techniques, beginning career decision-making, test taking, reading for understanding and retention, note taking, college resources, decision-making and memory techniques.

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This course presents reading and study techniques that will enhance students’ ability to read and retain college-level material. Students will learn to implement general strategies for dealing with course material and strategies to improve vocabulary acquisition, reading rate, critical thinking and comprehension. It also addresses executive function skills and goal setting strategies designed to enhance efficient and effective learning.

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Zero credit mandatory academic success program for students that have taken IDIS 110 already or are outside of their freshman year on academic probation. This program assists students in reaching their full academic potential by regularly monitoring academic performance, improving study skills and providing guidance necessary to complete college-level work. The SUCCESS program is offered by the Academic Support Services department. Open only to students who are required to participate as a condition of initial or continued enrollment. Repeatable.

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IDIS 160 is a course designed to increase students’ success in college by assisting them in obtaining necessary skills to reach their educational objectives and achieving academic self-confidence. Students will learn college level study and thinking strategies that are essential for academic achievement, as well as strategies to improve vocabulary acquisition, reading rate, and comprehension. This course is for only students that have been conditionally admitted into the Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) Cohort. Prerequisite: Conditional Admit, determined by Admissions. Fall semester.

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This seven-week course focuses on the nature of liberal arts education as envisioned under the College’s Integrative Studies program and the ways in which such an approach leads to a satisfying career and a life well-lived. The interdisciplinary nature of learning that inspires the program provides students with a broad array of skills and knowledge that employers are seeking in college graduates. Course materials include foundational readings drawn from disciplines across the college as well as articles from contemporary journals and periodicals. Prerequisites: First-year students only. Not available for transfer students.

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This course familiarizes students with different fields of applied linguistics and language analysis, including grammar, semantics, phonology, phonetics, discourse analysis, language acquisition and social linguistics. This course is a requirement for ESL certification. Prerequisite: ENGL 290 or instructor consent.

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This course will familiarize students with the methods and strategies of interdisciplinary research and show them how to apply these for traction in addressing a specific issue or problem. Students will be assisted in identifying a specific issue for their Integrative Studies signature work to be completed in their senior year. Prerequisites: IDIS 180; Junior Standing. Fall semester.

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This course concentrates on a topic pertinent to the current needs and interests of students. Primarily, it focuses on topics which cross division lines and involves two or move interdivisional disciplines.

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This tuition-free internship course allows non-credit internships to be listed on students’ academic transcript. Students are allowed to register for the IDIS 494 course for each term they intern, regardless of whether they are continuing to intern with the same company or with a new company. Course sign up is based on a semester basis as well as an experience basis. For each IDIS 494 listing, the student must return a completed internship learning agreement to Career Services within one week of their start date, participate in a mid-term site visit upon request, and complete an end-of-term online evaluation, which will be dispersed to all student interns regarding the internship experience and to worksite supervisors regarding student performance. Additionally, students are required to work a minimum of 60 hours at the internship site, which will be documented on the end- of-term evaluations by both the worksite supervisor and the student intern. Students must be interning during the term they are taking the course. Graded: S/U.

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All integrative studies majors are required to produce a Signature Work in the senior year which demonstrates their competence across the breadth of their learning experience. Senior Integrative Studies majors enroll in IDIS 499 during their final semester, and the completed work is due at the conclusion of the semester. Prerequisite: Senior standing; completion of IDIS 380.

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Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

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St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
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De Pere, WI 54115